When I started out as a freelancer, I often wished for someone who would review my business ideas for me. While I knew I was a good writer, I just wanted a second opinion. I’ve known other freelancers who felt the same way.
Starting a new freelancing business can be rough, so naturally there’s a market for people who are willing to help freelancers reach their potential–sort of like what I was looking for when I started out.
Those people who are willing to help freelancers get started or grow their business are called coaches or mentors. Business coaching is a growing field.
If you’ve been freelancing for a while, you probably understand your freelancing business pretty well. You may be in a position to help others who are just getting started. Many freelancers expand their businesses to include a coaching component. Should you?
There are many advantages to starting a freelance coaching or mentoring business, as well as some drawbacks. For many freelancers, this is a chance to take their freelancing to the next level. In this post, I’ll list the pros and cons of starting a freelance coaching business and invite you to share your own experiences.
Posted March 7, 2013 in Marketing
Designers and developers who work freelance often have difficulty helping clients with branding. Suggestions on how to market or sell products can be a struggle if you are not familiar with their niche. However, marketing products can be universal to many areas of work.
I have put together just a small collection of freelancing tips for picking up useful products for marketing. There is always a new revenue stream to consider and new users to get on board with your company. It may take a bit of time to coerce your clients or colleagues, but the decision to invest in branding is significant.
“How can I use social media for my freelancing business? I don’t really know anybody?”
If you’re hesitating about using social media because you feel your social network isn’t very big, think again. You know more people than you realize. And social media is a great way to expand your network.
Yet, one of the biggest complaints people make about using social media for their freelancing business is that they don’t know who to connect with.
In this post, I’ll help you build your social media network. I list 12 people that every freelancer should connect with through social media and I explain why.
How do your prospective clients learn about you? More importantly what do they know about you?
Well, unless you happen to have met your client face-to-face, your client learns about you from what you’ve shared online. You are what you share–at least to your client.
In this post, I’ll discuss the importance of your online reputation.
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